Banana Flower

Known as banana hearts, banana flowers are loaded with fibre, protein, potassium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and Vitamin E. These pretty flowers can be eaten raw or cooked and added to salads, soups, stir-fries and herbal teas. The youngest, freshest specimens can be simply chopped and used in salads. In short, you can use banana flowers the same way you would cabbage or other greens-they cook quickly and remove a bit of volume when cooked.